Category Archives: Adult Services

Live Local, Think Global Vegan Challenge


Putnam County Public Library's Live Local, Think Global Series announces new restaurant entrees created for the Earth Week Vegan Challenge!

Please give them your support April 22 - 28, and enjoy!

Trash Bash

Trash Bash


Come join DePauw Civic Fellows and Live Local, Think Global's Trash Bash: A Cleanoup of the Banks of Big Walnut Creek

May 5th at 12:00 PM

We'll be meeting at the intersection of W. Walnut and County Road 200 W. Be sure to bring water and wear long pants and old shoes.

The Impact of Water Quality on Environment & Public Health

Impact of Water Quality


The Impact of Water Quality on the Environment & Public Health

Monday, April 30 at 6:30 PM

Panelists will include: Dr. Margo Tucker, Assistant Director of the Downstream Project and Assistant Counsel for Energy & Environment for the ‎Citizens Action Coalition; Dr. Jeanne Pope, Professor of Geosciences at DePauw, who developed a new research program in 2012 to investigate and address agricultural runoff in Putnam County with  Nick Meszaros, senior geosciences major; Sheryl Myers, Founding Director of Heart of the River Coalition and White River Watchers; Jody Arthur, founding member and board member of the Indiana Water Monitoring Council who has worked in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Water Quality her entire career.

Topics of discussion include: the major challenges of agriculture, coal, and industry, discussion of the IDEM 303 d Impaired Water list for our state, safety of recreational use of local waterways (for pets, paddlers, waders, fisherman, etc.), treatment required for different types of water (sewage, gray, drinking, etc.), environmental regulation/policy in the current era, interesting firsthand experiences or anecdotes from working in this field, and community activism and how citizens can get involved.

Art of the Word and Book

Art of the Word and Book
Putnam County Public Library and the Greencastle Arts Council
Present The Art of the Word and Book

The Art of the Word and Book is a hands-on series of classes for adults sponsored by the Greencastle Arts Council in cooperation with the the Putnam County Public Library. Classes will be held at the library on Tuesday evenings, April through September. Talented local artists and writers will teach classes on various forms of writing and creative media. All classes will focus on art forms that can be bound into a book.

The series launches on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 pm with a talk on Book Arts by Alexandra Chamberlain, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Education at Depauw. The talk will feature artists' books from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection, and from local artists, Theresa McGuire and Barbara Fields Timm. Barbara will also present a powerpoint on book arts and an overview of the Art of the Word and Book series.

All participants are encouraged to take advantage of free open studio sessions to be held in September for further development of projects they started in class. Work from any class can be bound into a book at the end of the series either during the bookbinding class or independently. The series will culminate in a November exhibition of books and other projects created during the series.

Enrollment begins on April 9. To enroll, please visit Putnam County Public Library Circulation Desk and fill out a registration form. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. There is a small fee, noted below, to cover materials for some of the classes. Payment (cash or check) is required at the time of enrollment. Students can enroll in 1 or more classes.

Tuesday, April 24, 6 - 8 pm: Artists’ Books Overview (no fee)
Tuesday, May 1, 6 - 8 pm: Collage: Altered Postcard or Book Pages by Theresa McGuire and Barbara Timm ($5.00)
Tuesday, May 8, 6 - 8 pm: Creative Journaling by Alex Hirt ($10.00)
Tuesday, May 22 & September 11 (2 Sessions), 6 - 8 pm: Writing Personal Narratives by Steve Timm (no fee)
Tuesday, May 29, 6 - 8 pm: Fundamentals of Papermaking by Lavinia Hale ($10.00)
Tuesday, June 5, 6 - 8 pm: Photo Transfer/ Mounting by Martha Wharton ($10.00)
Tuesday, June 12, 6 - 8 pm: Calligraphy: The Art of the Pen by Jessie Scott and Ruth Scott($10.00)
Tuesday, June 26 & July 10 (2 Sessions), 5 - 7 pm: Watercolor Painting by Barbara Bates ($10.00)
Tuesday, July 24, 6 - 8 pm: Monotype Printing by Jessica Saunders ($10.00)
Tuesday, July 31 & August 28 (2 Sessions), 6 - 8 pm: Haiku by Bob Sorrells (no fee)
Tuesday, August 7, 6 - 8 pm: Book Binding by Theresa McGuire ($10.00)
Tuesday, August 14, 6 - 8 pm: Cross Stitch by Tammy Hunter, Ann Provine, & Conni Wrightsman ($10.00)

Yarn Perch

Yarn Perch


Need crochet or knitting help or yarn project companionship?

Join Jo and friends for Yarn Perch, every Monday evening from 5 - 7 pm, upstairs in the south-side stacks.